Found January 08, 2012 on SPORTS by BROOKS:
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Early Friday morning longtime Alabama media personality Paul Finebaum appeared on FOX 6 in Birmingham to set the scene in New Orleans on the weekend before LSU and Alabama meet on Monday at the SuperDome.

Trent Richardson at Harrahs Casino in New Orleans Jan. 7, 2012

(Trent Richardson at New Orleans Casino Saturday night)

During his visit with FOX 6 news anchor Janice Rogers, Finebaum reported that Alabama and LSU football players were spending their off-field time visiting Bourbon Street and patronizing Harrah’s Casino.

We saw reams of Alabama and LSU players, they had a midnight curfew, and, surprise suprise they split their time between Bourbon Street, and I know fans of LSU and Alabama are going to be thrilled to hear this, Bourbon Street and Harrah’s Casino.

About a quarter ’til twelve we went in there (Harrah’s Casino), I saw mainly LSU players, one very prominent one I might add but I’ll keep his name out of it. I hope he’s an adult although I think he is based on his alleged criminal activity of a few months ago.

I was a little surprised to see football players gambling, in a legal casino I might add, but it still surprised me. I guess I’m getting old.

Rogers then asked Finebaum, “I did hear that the curfews were midnight. Maybe one (team) had a one o’clock curfew, will that not start tightening up now today?


Finebaum replied:

Yes, it’s interesting I saw Trent Richardson out on, I think it was Bourbon Street, and he ran into one of his coaches and they were talking and, Trent really is a very nice kid, and he said, ‘coach I hate to do this but I’ve got curfew in ten minutes, I’ve got to run.’

Speaking of Richardson, the Alabama star running back was seen the evening after Finebaum’s comments at Harrah’s Casino around 11pm local time.

Trent Richardson at Harrahs Casino in New Orleans Jan. 7, 2012

(Trent Richardson at New Orleans Casino Saturday night) 

Richardson was also photographed visiting the New Orleans gambling parlor Saturday night around 11:30pm local time.

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